Tuberville named Texas Tech football coach

Jan. 9, 2010 at 9:35 PM
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LUBBOCK, Texas, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Former Auburn Coach Tommy Tuberville is the new football coach at Texas Tech, the Lubbock school announced Saturday.

Tuberville replaces Mike Leach, who was fired Dec. 30 after allegations surfaced that he mistreated injured receiver Adam James, son of former NFL running back Craig James.

Texas Tech officials have called a news conference for 3 p.m. Sunday in Lubbock to introduce their new coach, who sat out the 2009 season after resigning from Auburn after a 5-7 mark in 2008.

The Red Raiders defeated Michigan State in the Alamo Bowl Jan. 2 with defensive coordinator Ruffin McNeill serving as interim head coach.

Tuberville had an 85-40 record at Auburn, including a 13-0 campaign and No. 2 national ranking in 2004.

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